Tag Archive for 'death'

Even moderate smoking associated with sudden death risk in women

December 14th, 2012 by American Heart Association

Even light-to-moderate cigarette smoking is associated with a significant increase in the risk of sudden cardiac death in women. The risk of sudden cardiac death rose 8% for each five years of smoking. However, within 15-20 years of smoking cessation the risk of sudden cardiac death drops to that of a nonsmoker. Women who are […]

Diabetes, heart disease risk doubles if you spend too long sitting

October 15th, 2012 by University of Leicester

A study led by the University of Leicester, in association with colleagues at Loughborough University, has discovered that sitting for long periods increases your risk of diabetes, heart disease and death. The study, which combined the results of 18 studies and included a total of 794,577 participants, was led by Dr. Emma Wilmot, a research […]